Articles by Gary Hayes

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Five Great Viewpoints on the Southern Oregon Coast

February 5th, 2015

Rocky spires reach skyward along the beach in Bandon. Sheer cliffs meet surging waves with explosive results at Cape…


What is there to do around Rockaway Beach that is easily accessible for all ages and abilities?

Rockaway Beach makes a good base for exploring the coast north and south with several great accessible attractions for…

February 2nd, 2015- Post Your Answer
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Which state park has the best oceanside site for tent camping? Looking for great views and beach access.

I would have to go withCape Lookout State Park on the North Oregon Coast. RV spaces are more toward the center of the…

August 15th, 2014- Post Your Answer
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What are some family-friendly things to do around Lincoln City?

Obviously beach activities like beachcombing, kite flying and building sandcastles tops the list, but there are some…

March 25th, 2014- Post Your Answer
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Can you suggest a 2-day Oregon Coast itinerary beginning in Brookings?

The South Oregon Coast has many attractions that you could easily spend two days without traveling too far up the coast…

March 1st, 2014- Post Your Answer
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Hiking Tour of the Oregon Coast

February 26th, 2014

Traverse rainforest, discover picture perfect ocean views or trek through an otherworldly landscape of seemingly…

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We are traveling from Astoria to Florence on the Oregon Coast. What are some natural wonders we should stop and see along the way?

For natural wonders between Astoria and Florence, I would suggest starting at Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach. There…

January 27th, 2014- Post Your Answer
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What is the Oregon Coast like in February and March?

February and early March on the Oregon Coast are part of the quiet seasons, though Valentine’s Day and Presidents…

December 27th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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Are there dog-friendly campgrounds on the Southern Oregon Coast near Florence?

Nearly all Oregon State Park campgrounds welcome dogs.Pets must be confined by the owner, or on a leash not more than…

October 31st, 2013- Post Your Answer
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A Wild River and Scenic Coastline in Gold Beach

October 29th, 2013

A whisker-faced river otter pops his head out of the water just yards away from our boat. I manage to get off a single…

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About Author Gary Hayes

Gary Hayes is publisher of Coast Explorer Magazine and founder of Pelican Productions, Inc, a travel media and marketing company based in Seaside. Gary is a native Oregonian whose earliest memories include working on his grandfather’s fishing boat on the Oregon Coast. An extensively published photographer, Gary now lives in Cannon Beach and loves exploring the Northwest’s dramatic landscapes and capturing its natural wonders. He does clean up nicely though and he may also be found sampling Northwest wines and fine regional cuisine at every opportunity. He is a food and wine writer and is the Executive Director of the SavorNW Wine Awards.


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